Resident-Driven Rebuilding

The mission of the L9WHA is the preservation and creation of homeownership and the Resident-Driven Revitalization of our historic community. 

A resident-run 501(c)3  organization dedicated to providing individual assistance, outreach and organizing expertise to New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward community.

The House the 9 Program provides policy and case management expertise for still-displaced Lower 9th Ward homeowners who want to return home.

If you are interested in social and housing justice or disaster rebuilding and urban planning, please consider supporting our work.

The Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association envisions a diverse and thriving Lower 9th Ward Community with record-setting African American Homeownership rates.

2022 lower 9 festival t-shirt
2022 Lower 9 Festival limited edition t-shirts

These limited edition t-shirts are AVAILABLE now through August 29th.  

All proceeds raised from the t-shirt sales will support the mission of the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association and Lower 9 artist Alina Allen.  Alina Allen designed the beautiful painting featured on the limited edition t-shirts and posters.


Multiples sizes and color options available.

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The LEGACY of Homeownership

The Whole 9 is about listening. It’s community L9WHA Preservation Program exists to help  existing homeowners remain in their homes,  continuing the LEGACY of homeownership left  to them by their parents and grandparents. knowing what their neighbors need. It’s our staff paying attention to what may be unspoken—is there something else we can help you with? Then it spreads out from there, as the people we touch become ambassadors for our work. Read our year-end report for more information on the LEGACY of homeownership in the L9.

Support Us

Hundreds of individuals have made donations to the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association since our founding in 2006. These donors are the backbone of our our work in the Lower 9th Ward. Whether you are giving $5 or $500, your donation brings families home and helps them remain their.  Our sincere gratitude for your generosity!